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Grateful Dead Live at River Bend Music Center on 1985-06-24




Set 1

Alabama Getaway ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
They Love Each Other
New Minglewood Blues
Tennessee Jed
My Brother Esau
Loser
Let It Grow

Set 2

Iko Iko ->
Samson And Delilah ->
He's Gone ->
Smokestack Lightnin' ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Comes A Time ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around ->
Good Lovin'

Encore
U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue River Bend Music Center
Location Cincinnati, OH

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by Hunter Seamons

Notes

*Matrix*

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SBD(s):

Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> PCM -> Dat -> CD

Editing Info:
CD -> EAC -> Cool Edit Pro v2.0 -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs SHN)

Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller
charliemiller87@earthlink.net
7/28/04

Notes:
-- Set 2 may be from either a PCM Master or a VHS Master. The reason I say this is I could not find a tape flip and the recording is more dynamic than Set 1.
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AUDs:

Set 1
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Nak 300 > D5 > CM > CDR

DAE and shorten encoding by C. Vinci

Set 2
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Recorded by Jim Oade
Transferred by Doug Oade, tracked by Darrin Sacks (dsacks@pcisys.net)

Field:
Schoeps cmc441 (90deg, 17cm) > Oade M118 > Oade mod SONY PCM-F1

Transfer:
Master PCM > DAW (via SEKD Prodif) > Wav > cdwav > Flac
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Thank you to Charlie Miller and John Lyons for the SBD transfer,
to Chris Vinci and Mike Lai for the set 1 AUD transfer
to the Oade Brothers and Darrin Sacks for the set 2 AUD transfer,
and to Mr. B. for helping me verify the set 1 pitch.

Matrix by Hunter Seamons using Final Cut Pro (SHN & FLAC>AIFF>Final Cut>WAV>FLAC)
September 23, 2008

Notes:

1) Cuts in the AUD between songs during set 1. I left the SBD portions in for the occasional, interesting stage conversation.

2) Based on C. Miller's notes above, the set 2 SBD source appears to be a VHS master, since there is some speed fluctuation. Since I used the Oade AUD for set 2, set 2 is a completely different matrix than set 1 that sounds significantly better.

3) One momentary cut in the AUD during Space in set 2.

4) Set 2 is seamless.

5) The crowd after Good Lovin' seems VERY thoroughly pleased - thank you Oade!

Reviews

Reviewer: dc in colorado - - January 4, 2013
Subject: gd19850624
Audio mix is biased pretty strongly toward the high end. What we have is clear but, imo, too steely and bit thin. Sadly, Phil sounds like he's calling in from in the next county. But still, no accounting for taste, so major props and gratitude to all the recordists in the chain.
The boys seem very loose--almost messy, but still hanging together. Lots of goofing around with sound effects. Jerry's and Bob's playing both feel a bit on the aggressive side, which is nice!.Overall, a nice show but not spectacular.
Reviewer: barreramusic - - January 2, 2013
Subject: Doctor, Baby
This is just what the Doctor Ordered, just what I needed. Phenomenal show! And great sound!
Reviewer: DaneBramage - - June 24, 2011
Subject: Holy Smoke(stack) Lightning!!!!
In my experience with Dead shows, they often tailored their sets to the venue, area or weather...and this is a prime example. We drove up to Cincinnati from Lexington,Ky, enjoying a beautiful sunny summer afternoon. Riverbend Ampitheater is set up so you can see the boats behind the stage and are looking across the river into Ky. 1st set the weather was perfect...then the storm clouds built up across the river. A torrential rain storm began during the break, with cloud to ground lightning strikes that made us wonder if the Dead would come back out at all. Of course, they did, during the hardest part of the rain for a scare the bejeezus out of you 2nd set. Enough has been said about the songs themselves, but the circumstances surrounding their performance is what stands out to me. I mean, when they sang "if I had my way, I would tear this whole building down" in Samson, they meant it! It seemed as if they were egging on the storm, daring it to do its worst...thundering drums echoing the actual thunder.And they wanted more. Smokestack Lightning during lightning...I mean come on!!!! Then Cryptical (REALLY?!?!) I remembered the Drums>Space as a frightening experience. WOW!!! You will be hard pressed to find a better show than this, in my opinion. Dick's Picks/Vault are you hearing me?
Reviewer: babyblu - - March 22, 2011
Subject: my personal favorite
I WAS THERE!!!!!!!!!15 YEARS OLD!!!
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